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Flowers Foods' shareholder Humane Society requests cage free eggs

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Shareholders of Thomasville- based Flowers Foods met in Thomasville Friday.

Among those shareholders for the first time were members of the Humane Society of the United States.

In April, that group bought $2,000 worth of shares in the company so it could formally submit resolutions to Flowers.

They want to pressure the company to join its peers like Sara Lee in not using egg suppliers that confine hens in battery cages.

"Hens are suffering in battery cages and Flowers' peers are following this trend. We don't want the company to be left behind," says Kristie Middleton, the Humane Society of the United States Corporate Outreach Manager. 

"So we hope that they will follow this trend and start incorporating cage free eggs in their supply chain."

The Humane Society says it has been working with Flowers Foods since November on the matter.

Flowers officials say they're reviewing the issue and are considering switching to cage free eggs.

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